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Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art by Howard Agriesti and Clyfford Still, PH-424, 1950. Oil on canvas, 81 3/4 x 59 3/4 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO. © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY, Last exhibition: The Metropo
Modern Art Reframed: Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Ph.D.
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and was recently appointed Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator in the department of painting and sculpture at the newly reimagined Museum of Modern Art in New York. In this keynote lecture, Nzewi will discuss his perspectives on telling an expansive and more inclusive story of 20th-and 21st-century art and his vision for the next chapter at the Museum of Modern Art.

Nzewi was formerly curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire. Nzewi holds a Ph.D. in art history from Emory University; a postgraduate diploma in museum and heritage studies from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; and a bachelor’s in fine and applied arts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

As an artist, he has participated in international artists’ residencies and workshops in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Nzewi has exhibited internationally and is represented in public and private collections including the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., and the Newark Museum, New Jersey.

Mar 4, 2021 06:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Clyfford Still Museum
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